Arteta to trim squad in January transfer window

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Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta has said the next line of action in the squad was to reduce the number of players in the January transfer window, if the London-side really want an emphatic resurgence from previous weoful displays in the English topflight.

The former Everton player said this ahead of the tie with West Brom next Saturday. He has affirmed the exodus of players at the club, as that’s ‘the priority at the moment’.

There are some players that are going to go on loan and going to leave and that is the priority at the moment” he said in parts.

The Gunners sold off Emiliano Martinez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer window, while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira went on loan spells.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard has poured encomiums on Bukayo Saka for his recent performances, as the English man bagged brace of the man of the man award within four days.

“We cannot sustain the numbers that we have in certain positions and we are looking to do that, and then we will see if we have the right opportunity in the positions where we need some more help.” he continued.

The Gunners sold off Emiliano Martinez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan last summer window, while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira went on loan spells.

Arsenal’s ‘out of favour’ midfield maestro Mesut Ozil tarried in Emirates awaiting the expiration of his contract in 2021.German defender, Shkodran Mustafi could not be paraded in the 2020/21 campaign, while Sead Kolasinac will be moving towards the exit door of the club as he has agreed to join Schalke 04 on loan in the next transfer window.

However, the London-based club are lining up for Real Madrid midfielder, Isco on the January’s transfer window.

Following smooth victory against both Chelsea and Brighton, which elevated Gunners from the den of relegation to the top three of the bottom ten in the Premier League, as the thirteenth-positioned club hope to continue in winning ways against West Brom on weekend.